Definition of bearable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbɛːrəb(ə)l/


Able to be endured: things to make life in the tropics more bearable
More example sentences
  • Drinkers will raise their glasses to toast brave children and make their suffering more bearable.
  • It is a credit to the cast that they manage to make this bearable.
  • You have made life in this strange existence almost bearable and you must accept my apologies.
acceptable, admissible, passable, manageable



Pronunciation: /bɛːrəˈbɪlɪti/
Example sentences
  • Avramov said basic principles of taxation policy have been violated and the degree of bearability has been passed, which would result in tax evasion and the small-scale business will go to the ‘grey zone’.
  • Overpriced in my opinion, but at least on the brink of bearability, even with my curmudgeonly grumbling.
  • Air travel was already at the ragged edge of bearability before this latest threat arose.


Example sentences
  • My recitation went bearably, apart from a little trip at an uncertain point.
  • But no, it alternates between providing only cold showers, and providing (if the hot tap is jammed fully open) just bearably tepid showers.
  • They don't recommend their ‘mud season’ in late winter/early spring, but their summers are bearably hot.



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